Study Mode Essay

Submitted By krl0112
Words: 537
Pages: 3

1. What items are typically included in a job description? What items are not shown?
Information in a job description includes: job title, job summary, relationships, responsibilities and duties, job authority, standards of performance, working conditions and responsibilities, and working conditions and physical environment. Items that are not shown on a job description include
2. What is a job analysis? How can you make use of the information it provides?
A job analysis is a process to identify and determine the particular job duties and requirements and the importance of these duties for a given job. The information a job analysis provide can be useful because it gives you an idea of what people to recruit, hire, and to select best workers for the job.
3. We discussed several methods for collection job analysis data. Compare these methods, explain what each is useful for and list the pros and cons of each.
Interviews involve interviewing those that know the job. Interviewing is simples and workers have opportunity to report activities that may otherwise not be known. Distortion of information is a big problem and may be time consuming.
Questionnaires are easily used to collect information on duties and responsibilities. These questionnaires may be as simple as a check list or open-ended and structured questions. The questionnaires may also be long.
Observation involves observing employees at work. Observation is not promising when the job is mostly mental focused or when important duties only occur occasionally.
Participant diary/logs contain information about what workers do throughout the day. This information is detailed but still may lead to distortion of information.
Internet-based data collection is fast. Employees answer job analysis questionnaires via company intranets.
4. Explain how you would conduct a job analysis. I would conduct a job analysis by gathering those that I need to participate, lay out the process and reasons they are needed in the job analysis, take a few minutes to come to an agreement about the most important aspects of the job by interviewing them and with a questionnaire,